Peter G. Clements Sr. of Barrington, R.I., lost a brave fight to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 18. He was 56 and was the beloved husband of Meg Clements.

Born on Martha’s Vineyard to the late Albert and Lorraine Clements, he had lived in Barrington since 1989 where he and Meg raised their four children, Peter Jr., Cailin, Erin and Andy.

Proudly born and raised on the Island, he attended Vineyard public schools and Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU), presently UMass Dartmouth. Peter played varsity basketball with the Vineyarders and was a member of the SMU basketball team. In addition, he was a lifelong Celtics fan and coached CYO basketball teams for many years.

He had a successful career in financial sales and was employed by Fidelity Investments and later Columbia Threadneedle.

He was a communicant of Saint Luke’s Church. He enjoyed boating on Narragansett Bay in his boat Jaws, named after the blockbuster movie filmed on the Island that he was an extra in during his youth.

He also enjoyed driving his 1965 Bonneville in the Memorial Day parade in support of Marine Corps veterans.

Most importantly, his passion was his wife, four children and his large extended family. Peter’s lively personality and great sense of humor brought a smile to all those who knew him. He was a much-loved friend to many and will be sorely missed.

A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Luke’s Church in Barrington, R.I., on Monday Oct. 23. Interment was in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Arrangements are under the care of the Smith-Mason Funeral Home in Riverside, R.I. For online condolences, please visit